Shockwave Therapy

What is it?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is an exciting new therapy aimed at treating chronic musculoskeletal conditions. ESWT is used worldwide to stimulate healing in people suffering chronic pain (i.e. longer than 3 months). Clincal trials have demonstrated extracorporeal shockwave therapy can reduce chronic heel pain in 70-80% of patients and our results in the clinic are very similar to this.

What is it used for?

Shockwave therapy is used to treat chronic conditions such as:

 

  • Plantar fasciitis & heel pain

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Patella tendonitis

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If your pain started less than 3 months ago, please see us for alternative treatment options.

 
How does it work?

ESWT works by delivering high energy acoustic soundwaves through the handpiece into the body. These soundwaves activate your body's self healing process through increased metabolic activity, improved blood circulation and the formation of new blood vessels.

 

People with the following should not have ESWT:

  • Steroid injections into the area within 11 weeks

  • Blood thinners

  • Acute inflammation in the treatment area

  • Pregnancy

  • Pacemaker

 

That depends on the severity of the condition. In some cases 1 is enough, however generally 3-4 may be required.

 

 

 

Benefits of this treatment include:

  • Safe

  • No injections or strong medications

  • Very few side effects

  • Non invasive

  • Reduction in pain often felt immediately

  • Able to walk out immediately after treatment

 

 

What are the benefits?
How many treatments do I need?
Reasons not to use it?

 

For each treatment a $45 fee is payable in addition to the standard consultation fee.

 

 

 

How much does it cost?

Chris Morey Podiatry

712 Macarthur St, Ballarat Central

Ph: (03) 5333 4384

Fax: (03) 5326 1629

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